Saturday, July 1, 2017

Chinagrass pudding


INGREDIENTS:
1. China grass [agar agar] - 10 gm
2. Condensed milk - 1 big tin [175gm]
3. Milk - 3 tins [use the condensed milk tin]
4. Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
5. Sugar - 3 tbsp
6. Water - 1 1/2 cups

Method:
1. Soak the china grass in the water for 15-20 minutes.

2. Melt this china grass on a medium flame. This will take some time; wait till all the
    china grass is dissolved in the water

3. Simultaneously, in another pan, boil the milk, sugar and condensed milk, stirring
    constantly otherwise the condensed milk will stick to the bottom.

4. Once the milk+condensed milk mixture boils, add the melted china grass into this.

5. Switch off the flame and add the vanilla essence.

6. Sieve the milk mixture into a glass dish. Wait till the mixture cools a bit and then keep
    it in the fridge to set.

7. Serve it plain or garnished with caramelized nuts.

 An easy, tasty pudding is ready.

Notes:
You can make a layer of arrowroot biscuits or pineapple chunks at the bottom before pouring the china grass mixture. Soak the arrowroot biscuits in milk first before layering. This is also a tasty version of the pudding.

Below is a pic I managed to click before it was devoured :P
Here I have used canned pineapple (drained and chopped).



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